This Agency Wants You to Become a Christmas Tree by Putting Ornaments in Your Beard

'Tis the season to be hairy

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Now that dudes are letting their Movember 'staches grow back into beards to warm up for the winter, here's a weird thing they can stick in them to celebrate the holidays.

Introducing Beard Baubles—tiny Christmas ornaments for adorning your face-bush. Designers Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford from agency Grey London are behind this follicularly farcical idea, specifically intended for the festively bearded. 

As they explained to Mic: "The idea came from messing around with a little Christmas tree, and how it looked a little like a pointy beard when you turned it upside down."

"Working in an ad agency, we're constantly tapping into what's hot in pop culture," they add. "Christmas and beards have always gone hand in hand, right? Just look at Father Christmas. … And seeing as it's been a great year for the beard, we thought it only fitting that we bejeweled them for the festive season."

The Beard Baubles were originally sent out as holiday gifts, but they were such a hit that the team decided to sell them online (for about $11). All sales go directly to the charity Beard Season, which helps to fight melanoma.

Unfortunately, they're so popular that they're currently out of stock. 

Because it's the holidays, and this is for charity, I'm going to recommend everyone with a bearded friend or family member toss a set of these in their stocking—and then pour a ton of eggnog down their gullet and yell "TIM-BERRRRRR!"

UPDATE: It looks like beard ornaments are trendy this year, as Samsung has done its own "Jingle Beards" campaign:

@maskeroni Alfred Maskeroni is director of video for Adweek.
Publish date: December 11, 2014 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT